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Shri Chamundeshwari Temple @ Mysore (Karnataka)


Shri Chamundeshwari Temple @ Mysore (Karnataka)  by Drifter Baba

Shri Chamundeshwari Temple (Shakti Pithas): 

Chamundeshwari Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Sati (Durga). It is one of the Shakti Peethas among 51 in India. It is also considered one of the 18th Maha Shakti Peethas. 

Shakti Peethas are the place where Maa Sati's (Shiva's wife) body part or ornaments has fallen in the course of Shiva's Tandava. Here in Chamundeshwari temple, maa Sati's hair has fallen.

Locally it is also called Naada Devathe ( State goddess). Temple was built by Mysore Maharaja.  

Many devotees go to the temple on foot after climbing 1008 steps. It is the belief that one who goes by walk, the goddess becomes happy and gives first priority to those devotees. 

This is one of the very important religious tourist places in Mysore and even in Karnataka.

Temple Visiting Timing:  07:30 AM to 02:00 PM, 03:30 PM to 06:00 PM  & 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM (All Day)

Best time to visit: All time. Whether is good throughout the year.

Entry Fees:  No entry fee for General Darshan. If you want shighra (fast) darshan then you can take Rs. 100 tickets. You also need to pay if you want to perform special rituals there. 

Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, Chamundi Hill, Mysuru, Karnataka 570010

Special occasion:
Navratri (Durga puja) is a very special occasion and lots of devotees visit there. Huge crowd and no parking place available during that period. 

Places to visit in & around Mysore:
  • Mysore Palace
  • Sri Chamarajendra zoological garden
  • Brindavan garden
  • Nimishamba devi temple in Srirangapatna
  • Vishnu temple in Srirangpatna
  • Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
  • St. Philomena's Cathedral
  • Jaganmohan Palace Art Gallery
Parking Places: Huge parking place is available near Shri Chamundeshwari Temple. You have to pay for it. I suggest using Taxis or Autos to visit the temple or other local destination.

How to reach  Shri Chamundeshwari Temple: 

Indian Rail: The nearest railway station is Mysuru Junction in Mysore. It is well connected with Bangalore and other cities. It is around 13 km from the temple. You can take autos, taxies, or buses to reach Chamundi temple. 

Buses: The nearest bus station is on Chamundi hill which is 200 m from the temple. Multiple buses run there from different cities. One can use the Mysore bus stand which is around 13 km from the temple as it is well connected with major cities.  
Airport: The nearest airport is Mandakali Airport in Mysore. It is around 10 km from Mysore city and 14 km from the temple. Flights from various cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad, Cochin, Chennai, Goa Belgaum, etc runs on a regular basis. One can use the Bangalore airport which is around 157 km from Mysore. 
Private Taxis: Availability of private taxi, Autos are very good in Mysore and you can hire them to go to Shri Chamundeshwari Temple. Using a taxi for a local trip is the best and cheap option.  

Distance from Major Cities
  • Bangalore: 144 km
  • Chennai:  481 km     
  • Hyderabad: 744 km
  • Mangalore: 255 km
  • Goa: 596 km 
  • Tiruvannamalai: 202 km
  • Tirupati: 390 km

Accommodation near Shri Chamundeshwari Temple: 
As the Temple is situated on the hill, accommodation is not available there but lots of hotels & lodges are available in Mysore being a very famous tourist city in Karnataka.  

Food & Restaurant near Shri Chamundeshwari Temple:
This Temple is one of the most important tourist destinations in Mysore and lots of restaurants are available around it. North Indian, South Indian, and continental foods are available at a very reasonable price. South Indian food is quite tasty there.

Few Photos:

Shri Chamundeshwari Temple @ Mysore (Karnataka) by Drifter Baba

Shri Chamundeshwari Temple @ Mysore (Karnataka) by Drifter Baba

Shri Chamundeshwari Temple @ Mysore (Karnataka) by Drifter Baba

Shri Chamundeshwari Temple @ Mysore (Karnataka) by Drifter Baba

Visit Date: 21 Jan 2018



  1. Try to post atleast 5 photos of the place of worship along with labels describing their importance.
    Eg. The parking.
    The stairs.
    The main entrance.
    The garbh griha, if photography is not prohibited.
    Surroundings and market around
    Momentos to take back.

    These must be apart from your own or family photos.


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